Omaha Eppley Airfield, OMA, is the largest airport in Nebraska and is located just over 3 miles northeast of the business district of the city of Omaha. The airport is named for Eugene C. Eppley, the Omaha Eppley Hotel magnate. In 1959 his $1 million estate was used to convert the Omaha Municipal Airport into a jet port.
The Omaha airport is serviced by most major airlines including Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, American, US Airways, and AirTran with non-stop service to 20 destinations. Southwest Airlines is the largest carrier serving about 27 percent of the passengers at OMA followed by United with 24 percent. Over 4.3 million passengers fly through OMA each year.
Over the past 10 years or so passenger traffic has steadily increased to more than double causing the airport to undertake several improvement projects to accommodate the growth.
The two-level terminal at Omaha Eppley airport is divided into North and South and has A and B concourses with 20 total gates. Both terminals have food courts with a variety of dining options. Both terminals also have the wildly popular Omaha Steaks retail stores as well as shoe shine stations and Hudson News and Gifts.
Ground transportation from OMA includes rental cars, taxis and shuttles. Rental car counters are located near Door #3 of the passenger terminal. Local hotel and motel phone boards are located near the north and south baggage claim areas for passenger convenience. Other shuttle phones are located inside Door #3 at the Ground Transportation Center.
Airport parking options include parking garages: a long-term parking garage, quick-park garage, and surface parking. Other airport parking options include two economy lots with a free shuttle buses.
Other services at the Omaha Eppley Airfield include large and small conference rooms in the upper level of the North terminal that can be rented for meetings.
For reservations and flight information visit the official site of Omaha Eppley Airfield.